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Cornell University    
  Jan 23, 2018
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NS 2450 - Social Science Perspectives on Food and Nutrition

Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: NS 1150 . Limited enrollment. Must be enrolled by third class meeting.

J. Sobal.

Uses theories, concepts, and methods from the social sciences to examine food, eating, and nutrition. The food choice process model is used as a framework to examine the scope of social science aspects of nutrition. Assignments include examinations, short homework papers, and two research projects, one qualitative and one quantitative, for which students prepare proposals, collect and interpret data, and write reports.

Outcome 1: Explain how social science concepts and theories apply to food and nutrition issues and explain individual, social, cultural, economic, and historical patterns of food, eating, and nutrition.

Outcome 2: Describe basic social facts about food, eating, and nutrition.

Outcome 3: Demonstrate basic principles and procedures for conducting qualitative interviews and survey research to understand food choice, including protecting human participants in research.

Outcome 4: Demonstrate sensitivity and appreciation of individual, social, cultural, economic, and historical variations in food, eating, and nutrition.

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